On the face of it Bike Mayhem swaps out the high-octane horsepower Motorbikes of Trials Fusion and gives you pedal power.
Set on 34 mountains with up to 6 events on each mountain and the now expected 3 gold stars to reach on each event and you’re going to be left cursing at the bike over and over and over and over… well you get the idea.
Added to Bike Mayhem though is the tricks, whilst a few basic tricks were required on Fusion and other similar titles, you will need Mat Hoffman skills here as earning stars for some of the events can be quite challenging as you need MAX trick points.
I spent a lot of time on one level early on just practising different tricks, and holding some longer ones for those really high scores finding the best ones for speed and points.
Nice changes to add more depth to the game such as hop and pump (adds speed on downhills) and my favourite feature the boosters.
Energy (allows more pop, pump and tricks)
to give yourself the best chance to succeed.
Like any star trials game you will either be driven to succeed or driven away by the frustration of not getting all 3 stars.
The Map editor:
A great feature, other titles like Screamride offered this simple feature and I really wish more games would include them.
Look at the great success Dying light has had on PC offering a map editor, just check out some of the amazing coasters and worlds created in Screamride and from personal memory the first Far Cry game and Halo maps, the list is endless, user based creation is where this game could thrive and offer not only a long single player but an endless multiplayer of unique crazy and master full events.
It can take a little getting used to like any editor but once you figure out all that is on offer and how you can adapt the shapes to make “interesting and questionable” shapes but in the long-term its worth it as creation is king.
Sound effects are great, suspension, collisions, accidental decapitation (mostly when i was testing my custom track) whilst it can get a little repetitive it has enough going on to still be enjoyable.
Earning gear through stars and events is also nice but I must admit i paid no attention to the gear he was wearing.
My only real criticism would be how long things took to load for such a small game, graphically its okay not AAA rating but still pleasant to see.